Pending World Record Shark: 385-pounder may be largest fish ever caught on a fly

Retired Florida physician Dr. Martin Arostegui, who last year received a lifetime achievement award from the IGFA for over 100 world-record catches through 2004, has landed a 385-pound lemon shark on fly tackle near Key West. His catch is now the pending world record for the 16-pound-tippet line class, and if confirmed, it should easily overtake the current mark for the heaviest fish ever taken on a fly—a 353-pound hammerhead shark. But Arostegui’s giant shark merely tops the list of pending world records on the IGFA website’s Hot News for April. Also check out a 107-plus-pound tuna and a 14-pound bull trout, among others. Marty_apr_2006

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